"At turns riveting, hilarious and bittersweet, Bunheads provides a backstage pass into the world of elite New York City ballet dancers. I got swept up in their routines and habits, their triumphs and disappointments, and their deep friendships, which thrive even in the face of fierce competition. This is at once a romantic page-turner and a thoughtful exploration of just how much true artists are willing to give up for their art." ― J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times bestselling author of Commencement and Maine
"A must-read for every young dancer! Sophie Flack takes us inside the world of the professional dancer, sparing nothing, and weaving a poignant, honest coming-of-age story that will keep you turning pages."
―Davida Willis Hurwin, author of A Time For Dancing, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults
"A multi-layered and absorbing good read by a promising debut novelist."
―Kirkus (starred review)
"Exhilaration and drudgery, passion and exhaustion, exist side by side for dancers in the exalted Manhattan Ballet, a world unto itself, which Flack (a former New York City Ballet dancer) brings vividly to life in this strong debut."―Publishers Weekly
"In Bunheads, author Sophie Flack takes readers into all the drama, camaraderie, disappointment, jealousy, exultation, and physical and emotional pain in the life of a corps ballet dancer for a prestigious New York ballet company. . . Ms Flack writes with absolutely authority about a lifestyle she herself lived for nine years, and about what happens when lifelong dreams collide with the needs of the heart. " ― Lurlene McDaniel, author of Breathless and A Rose for Melinda
Sophie Flack danced with the New York City Ballet from 2000 until 2009. She is currently studying English at Columbia University. Bunheads is her first novel.
A young woman struggles to meet the demands of life as a professional dancer while answering the needs of her heart.Published 4 days ago by Janet Schrum
Bunheads is a fun quick read that allows the reader to see what life could be like in the professional world of ballet. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Marissa
Having been interested in ballet for a long time (but never actually dancing) I was intrigued by this book. But almost immediately I was disappointed. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K. Knight
I wanted to like this book because I enjoy reading novels about ballet dancers and the world of ballet. But even considering that its teen fiction, the book was still not good. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Carroll
I've heard mixed reviews of this young adult novel, but because I was a dancer growing up I was really interested in reading a book featuring a ballerina. Read more
Sophie Flack having lived the life of a Bunhead provides the reader with a realistic peek into the life of a professional ballerina. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Woodstock68